From the Winter 2019 Issue

Free Isn’t Always Best– It should come with a Big Caution Sign

MG (Ret) Quantock
| United States Army (Ret)

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The free mapping in your phone is a powerful tool. And while it’s not designed to fire an artillery shell on a precision target, the app has all the basic features you need. So, why doesn’t the U.S. military ditch its expensive firing systems for free solutions? Because, while free products often have the features operators need, they lack full-spectrum capabilities.

Organizations sometimes drift away from common sense, especially when the solutions they’re looking for are digital, rather than physical. In the past decade, as the digital revolution has disrupted our society, we’ve become . . .

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